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Insight - Spectacular Rockies and Glaciers of Alberta Classic Group (AGVLPN18)

8 Days From Calgary to Calgary 
Tour Style: Western Canada
Insight Brochure Price from $3,675.00
Brochures: USA and Canada 2022, Preview USA and Canada 2023, USA and Canada 2022, Preview USA and Canada 2023
Visits: Canada

Take a spectacular guided tour to the Rocky Mountains and witness Alberta’s breath-taking wilderness. Discover the natural wonders of Banff National Park, the grand Columbia Icefield as well as the Jasper National Park. Glorious views, beautiful scenery, warm hospitality, and outstanding activities ensure a sensational trip to one of the most beautiful corners of the world.
Choice Highlights

Well-being
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

Summary
Authentic Dining
  • Banff: Enjoy dinner at the historic and regal Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
  • Kananaskis: Celebrate your travels with your newfound friends and enjoy a flavourful dinner at the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfast (B), 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 1 Lunch (L)

Make Travel Matter
  • Banff: Join a First Nations Cree Iroquois Local Expert and take a walk in the Boreal forest. Learn how their ancestors survived off the land and used the plants as medicines. Listen to amazing stories about First Nations culture and their relationship with local nature and wildlife.

Insight Choice
  • Lake Louise: Explore Lake Louise with Insight Choice. Choose to take the sightseeing gondola and embark on a gentle hike offering stunning views of the nearby peaks and glaciers. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxed lakeside stroll through the inspiring scenery and with a canvas and paints, create your own work of art.

Insight Experiences
  • Icefields Parkway: Enjoy a private, after-hours visit to the amazing Glacier Skywalk. Step onto the cliff-edged, glass-floored walkway offering sweeping views of the Sunwapta Valley and the Columbia Icefield.
  • Icefields Parkway: Take a seat in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a visit onto the Athabasca Glacier before other travellers arrive. Follow your Local Expert as you stroll on its icy surface and experience the enormous glaciers up close.

Top Rated Highlights
  • Maligne Lake: Relax on board a narrated cruise on the serene waters of Lake Maligne. Glide past jagged mountain peaks to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination accessible only by boat.

Insight Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Banff
After your arrival at Calgary Airport, you are transferred to the Castle in the Rockies, your historic mountain resort in Banff. Built in the distinctive Canadian Château style, it is one of the earliest examples of the country’s grand railway hotels. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.
Visits: Calgary, Banff
Meals: Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 2Exploring Banff
Connect with nature as you join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with your First Nations Cree Iroquois Local Expert. Embark on a guided walk in the Boreal forest and discover the Indigenous world of plant medicines. Learn about the historical and modern day uses of plants and listen to fascinating stories about the First Nations culture.Choose from a range of optional experiences available to make the most out of your day. Play a round of golf, take the gondola up Sulphur Mountain and go on a hike, or enjoy a horseback ride.
Visits: Banff, Banff National Park of Canada
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 3A Trip to Lake Louise Relaxed Start
Explore Lake Louise with Insight Choice. Choose a journey on the sightseeing gondola and look out for local wildlife as you enjoy a hike surrounded by panoramic views. Alternatively, join your Travel Director for a relaxed stroll along iconic Lake Louise and put paint to canvas to create your own masterpiece. Indulge in a delicious lunch before returning to Banff and enjoying the rest of your day at leisure.
Visits: Lake Louise, Lake Louise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 4Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers Relaxed Start
Start your day with a visit to the glacier-fed Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Take a moment to absorb the view of the stunning turquoise lake hidden among steep mountains, waterfalls, and rock piles. Your journey continues on the Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful drives on the planet. Admire the dramatic scenery of the Rockies with plenty of photo opportunities. Later, a warm welcome greets you at the country’s first and only glacier-view resort where you will savour a Canadian inspired, locally sourced dinner. After your meal take advantage of the long daylight hours and set out for a private visit to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a glass-floored walkway above the Sunwapta Valley. Once night falls, step out on your hotel’s viewing deck and take your chances at stargazing undisturbed by light pollution.
Visits: Moraine Lake, Icefields Parkway, Icefields Parkway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Glacier View Lodge.
Day 5Glacier Adventure
Before other travellers arrive, venture onto the Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer for your special visit. Join your Local Expert and walk on the frozen flow of ice. Discover the beauty and immensity of the glacier as you learn about the history and geology of the region. Continue along the magnificent Icefields Parkway and arrive at Jasper National Park with its soothing mineral hot springs, colourful meadows and majestic mountains.
Visits: Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park of Canada
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, Jasper National Park.
Day 6Exploring Jasper
Join your Travel Director for an informative walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, the deepest gorge in the Jasper National Park. Weather permitting, embark on a narrated cruise across the serene waters of Maligne Lake and stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites in the Canadian Rockies.
Visits: Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake, Maligne Lake
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, Jasper National Park.
Day 7Relaxing in Kananaskis Relaxed Start
Enjoy your scenic drive to Kananaskis and your upscale hotel nestled in the wilderness. Relax at the resort surrounded by mountainous beauty and modern comforts. Tonight, come together with your fellow travellers for a festive Celebration Dinner and toast to your wonderful trip in the Canadian Rockies.
Visits: Jasper National Park of Canada, Kananaskis, Kananaskis
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection.
Day 8Farewell Canada
After breakfast, you are transferred to Calgary Airport where your journey comes to an end.
Visits: Kananaskis, Calgary
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin
Child: ages 5 to 17

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Wed 05/17/23 $3,675.00
Wed 05/24/23 $3,895.00
Wed 05/31/23 $3,895.00
Wed 06/07/23 $3,995.00
Wed 06/14/23 $3,995.00
Wed 06/21/23 $3,995.00
Wed 06/28/23 $3,995.00
Tue 07/11/23 $3,995.00
Tue 07/18/23 $3,995.00
Tue 07/25/23 $3,995.00
Sat 08/05/23 $3,995.00
Sat 08/12/23 $3,995.00
Wed 08/30/23 $3,995.00
Wed 09/06/23 $4,075.00
Wed 09/13/23 $4,075.00
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